Posted by: Gary Guertin | April 4, 2017

31 World Cruise–Rhodes, Greece–Apr. 2, 2017

I’M POSTING THREE POSTS TODAY, SO PLEASE START READING AT 29-2 PETRA BELOW.

Hi All, (Written Apr. 2, 2017)

As I said in the last post we’re in the Mediterranean and this week is Greek week, with Rhodes today, Athens the next two days, and one Greek island after the other in the following days.  All I can say is we started with one of the most beautiful islands in the Greek nation.  Rhodes is one of the largest of the Greek islands and often considered the most beautiful.  Most of the island’s character is owed to the 213 years (starting about 1291 AD) when it was occupied by the Knights of the Order of St. John, who were responsible for its nearly impregnable walls and gates, along with its hospitals and churches. Rhodes is a World Heritage City.

From the ship let’s look at the walled city:DSC04062

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One of the many marinas:

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Susy and I welcome you to take a walk inside the City walls:

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We go through the city gate:

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And were do we find Susy?

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You got it, outside the first shop inside the gate.  When you pass into the city you see one of the most beautiful streets of historic ruins mixed in with the finest outdoor restaurants and shops.  I’m just going to let a few photos give you an idea of this main thoroughfare (I took 130 photos):

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Restaurants everywhere, at and above the main street:

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Susy at one of the many fountains along the way:

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and I was there:

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One last look at a street of shops:

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Finally we returned to the ship only because we were out of time.  We could stroll through these streets for days and would love to come back some time and do just that.

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I haven’t showed you the Amsterdam in a long time, so here it is ready to take us on to the next port, Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 3 & 4, 2017:

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Until then, Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

P.S. Ships Port Sign:

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  1. GRECIA……QUE BELLEZA Y CUANTA HISTORIA. DISFRUTEN!!!!!


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